The NUS Executive MBA Networking Dinner at Chef Ashish Poddar's Home
On 26 March, Chef Ashish Poddar (Business '17, EMBA-C '19), founder of private home dining company Chef'd CLUB, hosted a private dinner for alumni and students of NUS Executive MBA, including Mr Umang Naik (EMBA-C '19), Mr Amit Patil (EMBA-C '22), Mr Gary Lee (EMBA- C'22), Mr Alok Singh (EMBA-C '21), Mr Marco Zucchet (EMBA-C '21), Ms Nadia Yang (EMBA-C '22) and Ms Maggie Meng (EMBA-C '19). Curating a progressive Asian cuisine, Chef Ashish fused international high grade sauces and culinary techniques with true Asian flavours. This dining option not only provided an intimate dining experience, but also memorable conversations and camaraderie. 

Submitted by Ms Linda Gouw, NUS BIZAlum. 
The NUS Executive MBA Networking Event - Liberty Art Jamming
On 17 March, the NUS BIZAlum Executive MBA organised an art jamming session, with portraiture as the theme. Each person sent their picture prior to the session to Mr Luigi La Tona (EMBA-C , '21) who hosted this creative experience. The collated images were circulated amongst the attendees, who selected gifted the portrait to whomever they painted. Attendees of this session, Mr Ayush Aggarwal (EMBA-C '21), Ms Charlotte Kehoe (EMBA-C '21), Mr Marco Zucchet (EMBA-C '21), Ms Nadia Yang (EMBA-C '22), Ms Rebekka Xu (EMBA-C '22) and Ms Xue Bai (EMBA-C '21) had great fun, lots of laughter and created many memories.

Submitted by Ms Lindaw Gouw, NUS BIZAlum. 
The NUS BIZAlum Executive MBA Networking Event: Hiking up Bukit Timah Hill
On 28 February, the NUS BIZAlum Executive MBA organised a hiking trip up Bukit Timah Hill, the highest point in Singapore at 164 metres. Hosted by Ms Enna Tan (NUS BIZCareers), Ms Ameya Khasgiwala (EMBA- C'20), Mr Felix Gunawan (EMBA-C '21), Ms Xue Bai (EMBA-C '21), Rebekka Xu (EMBA-C '22), Ms Colleen Huang (EMBA-C' 17) and Ms Linda Gouw (NUS BIZAlum) enjoyed an invigorating early morning hike.Coincidentally, the group also bumped into Ms Jamie Lim (EMBA-C '15), Chief Executive Officer of Scanteak Singapore, halfway up the hill!

After the hike, everyone dug into prata and teh tarik and connected with each other after burning all those calories!

Submitted by Ms Linda Gouw, NUS BIZAlum. 
Networking in Qingdao - NUS Alumni and Friends
On 27 February, alumni and Qingdao Ambassador, Mr David Lye (Arts and Social Sciences '95) jointly organised a networking dinner with friends from the Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (SingCham in China), Mr Russell Tan and Mr Tony Leu, who are also currently living in Qingdao City, China. Members of the Qingdao International Business Association were also invited to the dinner, which provided a great opportunity for NUS Alumni to interact with fellow Singaporeans who are also working in the beautiful coast city of Qingdao, China.To celebrate Chinese New Year with a Singaporean flavour, guests also tossed lohei (yusheng) to round up the hearty evening with great festive cheer. 

Submitted by Mr David Lye (Arts and Social Sciences '95), NUS Alumni Qingdao Ambassador.
The NUS Executive MBA Networking Dinner at Straits Chinese Signatures
On 27 February, the NUS Executive MBA came together for a networking dinner at Singapore's oldest nonya restaurant, Straits Chinese Signatures at Esplanade. Hosted by Mr Kevin Yap (EMBA-C '20), Mr Pras Moorthy (EMBA-C '22), Mr Marco Zucchet (EMBA-C '21), Mr Luigi La Tona (EMBA-C '21), Mr Luke McNeal (EMBA-C '14), Mr Jeff Nah (EMBA-C '16), Ms Aki Nakamura (EMBA-C '08) and Ms Nadia Yang (EMBA-C '22) had an enjoyable evening networking over delicious perakan cuisine. True networking does not mean meeting people; it means becoming the type of person other people want to meet. 

Submitted by Ms Linda Gouw, NUS BIZAlum. 
NUS Alumni Melbourne Chapter Lunar New Year "Metal Ox" Celebration 2021

The NUS Alumni Melbourne Chapter celebrated Chinese New Year with a grand dinner on 20 February at the MaBrown restaurant in Balwyn, located in an eastern suburb in Melbourne.

The sumptuous meal consisted of salmon yusheng, dried sharksfin with crab meat and fish maw, spicy quail, pork trotter with ‘fatt choi’, steam parrot fish, mixed vegetable with mushroom, lotus and black fungus, prawns in XO sauce, lobster noodles and fresh fruits.

In a restaurant that usually hosts 150 guests, this year’s celebration catered to just 60 alumni and their spouses. The event was organised in line with Victoria State’s safe management measures, with the implementation of QR codes, use of hand sanitisers and wearing of facemasks by all until dinner was served.

This year’s lohei was unique as guests used a mobile application with pre-recorded toasts (in Hokkien and Mandarin) for an E-toasting across 6 tables! An impromptu singing showcase by alumni in different languages brought great fun and cheer to the celebration. Demonstrating NUS’ diversity, Associate Professor Arul Earnest (Arts and Social Sciences ’92) belted out 愛拼才會贏 in Hokkien, Dr Raymond Wong (Architecture ’81) sang his rendition of Munnaeru Vaalibaa in Tamil and Mr Peter Koh’s (Science ’87) sang Delilah in English.

Once again, congratulations to all the 10 lucky draw winners: Ms Christie Koh (Arts and Social Sciences ’86), Mr Pritam Randhawa (Arts and Social Sciences ‘69), Mr Hok Ding (Engineering ‘84), Mr James Weng (Computing ‘05), Mrs Phaik-Lim Quay (Arts and Social Sciences ’67), Mrs Surila Rekhraj-Chandra (Arts and Social Sciences ‘92), Ms Fanny Chan (Architecture ‘97), Dr Peggy Tan (Science ‘84), Mr Michael KL Wong (Law ‘80) and Ms Audrey Sim (Arts and Social Sciences ‘96)!

The dinner was a great success, evident from the feedback received:

“Teresa and I had an enjoyable evening last night – the company was great; the food was delicious and sumptuous, and the organisation was superb. Kudos to Edna and her committee [and] thanks for the lovely photos.” – Mr Michael KL Wong (Law ‘80).

“Thanks Edna and the committee on another great night [and also] Peter for the photos.“ – Mrs Juliette Koh-Romary (Arts and Social Sciences ‘73)

“Thanks for a great night to Edna and her Committee.” – Mr Peter Koh (Science ‘87)

“Great job. Looking forward to next one. Thanks.” – Dr Quay Cheng Hock (Medicine ‘68)

Submitted by Dr Edna Yeo (Science '93), Chairperson of NUS Alumni Melbourne Chapter. The event was held in accordance with COVID-19 measures in Melbourne, Victoria.

The NUS BIZAlum Executive MBA Networking Event - Rambling in Everton Park
On 20 February, The NUS BIZAlum Executive MBA held a networking event at Everton Park, hosted by Dr Suanny Gouw. Patricia Reed, Amit Patil, Marco Zucchet, Sabine, Alok Singh and Sumesh Balakrishnan visited Beano, a soya bean enterprise and met the founder and ex-banker, Alan Yoon.

To end the day, alumni took the opportunity to pose with murals around the area and also visited the Art Porters Gallery, where Yip Yew Chong is currently holding his first solo art exhibition themed Something, Somewhere, Somewhen happening from 12 January to 14 March.

Submitted by Ms Linda Gouw, NUS BIZAlum. 
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